A musical tribute to those who dared to dream.
A 30-minute composition from Mike Hanrahan inspired by and dedicated to the creative women and men of the great Irish cultural revolution, 1890 to 1922. They were both rebels and innovators, writers and fighters who challenged a nation to reignite a flame and reconnect with its heritage. This often turbulent yet extremely innovative period of Irish history is a fascinating study on the rebirth of a nation hidden for centuries in the shadows of colonial power.
It is a five-part musical narrative with original music and reimagined traditional tunes to the backdrop of stunning period portraits from acclaimed Irish artist Mick O Dea.
It features Mike Hanrahan on guitar and vocals with Seána Davey on Harp, Norah Constance Walsh on piano, Sive on vocals and guitar and Aldoc on whistles and percussion.
The Ballad of the Crimson Warrior was recorded and filmed by Aldoc at Aras Chronain and supported by Culture Ireland.